OBELISK - Hot Beats / Cool Treats [JAM-020]
Many months ago, Stephen Howard got his hands on a copy of Hiphop E-Jay 2, a $10 CD-ROM from Circuit City that functions as a prerecorded sample-driven instrument arranger for hiphop musicians. Originally making tracks as a lark, his love for the Top 40 took hold and drove him to create an entire...
30 itemsWelcome to Cat Jams Label
Cat Jams Label is based out of Columbia, Missouri. Founded in late 2002 by Blanche Braden, a small brown cat, Cat Jams concentrates on rule-based and outsider music. While mostly a small-run (1-100) CDR label, works have also been released on VHS, audio cassette, dubbed-over audio cassette, data DVD-R, mini-CDR, VCD, and floppy diskette. Packaging concepts are unique for each release or series, and include: CDs glued between pages of random defaced books; CDs placed inside hand-colored tiny pillows filled with unwrapped snack foods and sewn totally shut; ziploc bags containing an original activity placemat, a crayon, a condiment, a floppy diskette, and two black-bottomed CDs in a spatula-fried clamshell case; mini-CDs inside hand-silkscreened invitation envelopes; and many other great ideas. There is currently no interest in releasing on pressed CDs or vinyl. Cat Jams artists and collaborators hail from the United States, Japan, France, and the United Kingdom, and range in age from 3 to 56; many Cat Jams releases are by weird high school students.
While holding to its own aethetics, Cat Jams seeks the disestablishment of music and entertainment via challenging, hilarious, inauthentic, and inspirational fresh voices; hence the slogan "Everyone can make a terrible album." British sculptor Henry Moore is often cited as a philosophical influence.
It should be noted that Cat Jams Label is home to Blanche's brother Piccolo, aka MC Cat Genius, who appeared on Japanese artist Cornelius's 2003 fanmix album PM (Point Mixes) by Humans.
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